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Automotive Technology - Light Repair and Maintenance
Limited Entry, Less than One-Year Certificate

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisers:
Steve Johnston: 503-491-7130
Room IT51

The Light Repair and Maintenance (LRM) program is a six-month automotive training curriculum with the goal of training individuals to be ready to step into "Express Service" light repair and maintenance positions at dealerships and independent repair shops. Classes are held at Mt. Hood Community College’s Gresham campus where students receive training from professional fully certified instructional staff in a facility with some of the finest most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. The curriculum covers both theory and lab training in all areas of the automobile with an emphasis on service and minor repair. Training also includes a work experience course where students work with express service and light repair technicians at various repair facilities gaining valuable on the job experience.

The program admits students based on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals interested in the program should download the program guide and program application packet from After reviewing the materials, complete and submit the application as instructed in the application packet.

The LRM program courses are transferable into the Chrysler MCAP, Ford ASSET, and IMPORT two-year Associate of Applied Science degree programs. See program coordinator for transferability options.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe shop practices and hazardous material handling
  • Demonstrate battery, starting, and charging system inspection
  • Demonstrate the servicing of various components related to the internal combustion engine
  • Demonstrate the service of brake systems
  • Demonstrate the service of tires, wheels and suspension systems
  • Demonstrate changing oil and filter, and vehicle inspection
First Quarter (Fall 2015/Spring 2016)
Course Number
Course Title
AM101 Introduction to Automotive Service Theory
AM102 Introduction to Automotive Service Lab

Chassis Systems 1/Minor Vehicle Services 1 Theory


Chassis Systems 1/Minor Vehicle Services 1 Lab


On Track for College Success

MTH060 Beginning Algebra I1 (optional)
Second Quarter (Winter 2016/Summer 2016)
Course Number
Course Title
AM112 Electrical 1 Theory
AM113 Electrical 1 Lab
AM114 Engines 1 Theory
AM115 Engines 1 Lab

Light Repair and Maintenance Work Experience

WR101 Workplace Communications 12(optional)
Total Credits 21-29

This program is not financial aid eligible.
1 Students who intend to pursue a two-year Automotive degree, must take MTH065. To prepare for this course, students may either place in MTH060 on the College Placement Exam (CPT) or complete MTH060.
2 Students continuing into a two-year automotive degree are encouraged to consider completing the required writing course early; WR101 is the minimum requirement for an AAS. However, advanced degrees beyond the AAS, will require a minimum of WR121 (WR115 is the prerequisite for WR121.) CPT placement will also determine which course may be selected.
3 Total includes optional choice of WR121.

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